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Huntsville City FC Falls 2-0 at Philadelphia Union II

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Chester, Pa. (May 5, 2024) – Huntsville City Football Club fell 2-0 against Philadelphia Union II at Subaru Park with goals from Christopher Olney and Francis Westfield in the 79th and 89th minutes, respectively.

Huntsville City FC will be back in action on Friday, May 10 to face Toronto FC II at 7 p.m. CT at Wicks Family Field at Joe Davis Stadium. Tickets to the match can be purchased here.


Huntsville CityFC

  • did not concede a first half goal for the third match in a row
  • have had two players start every match this season: Jony Bolaños and Fernando Ciceron
  • had two players make their first starts of the season: Faiz Opande and Ollie Wright

Interim Head Coach Christophe Berra managed the first road match of his managerial career

Chris Applewhite played a full 90 minutes for the first time in his Huntsville City FC career

Jony Bolaños

  • served as team captain for the fourth-straight match
  • made his 30th appearance all-time for Huntsville City FC

Ben Martino

  • had a season-high five saves
  • played against the team that gave him his professional debut at the age of 17

Box Score:  

Huntsville City FC (0W-4L-3D, 0SOW, 3 pts.) vs. Philadelphia Union II (4W-1L-3D, 2SOW, 17 pts.)        

Subaru Park | Chester, Pa.

Final Score:  

HCFC: 0  


Scoring Summary:    

PHI II: Christopher Olney (A: Giovanny Sequera) 79’

PHI II: Francis Westfield (pen.) 89’


PHI II: Neil Pierre (caution) 13’

PHI II: Carlos Rojas (caution) 38’

HCFC: Izzy Johnston (caution) 64’

PHI II: Sanders Ngabo (caution) 71’

PHI II: David Vazquez (caution) 75’

PHI II: Andrew Rick (caution) 85’


HCFC Starters: Ben Martino, Fernando Ciceron, Chris Applewhite, Faiz Opande, Joel Sangwa, Izzy Johnston, Maximus Ekk (Alejandro Velazquez-Lopez 57’), Brennan Creek, Jony Bolaños (C), Adem Sipić (Cannon Scretchen 81’), Ollie Wright (Dominic Wilson 81’)

Substitutes: Simon Jillson, Jacob Grekowicz, Isaiah Jones, Tomás Ritondale, Sergi Oriol

PHI II Starters: Andrew Rick, Francis Westfield, Carlos Rojas, Neil Pierre, Gavin Wetzel, Christopher Olney, Sanders Ngabo, Kyle Tucker (Giovanny Sequera 63’), David Vazquez (Jamir Berdicio 77’), Christopher Donovan, Leandro Soria (Edward Davis 63’)

Substitutes: Ryan Zellefellow, Sal Olivas, Jonathan Evans, Jamir Johnson, Zachary Mastrodimos